We use Dibels, and students sometimes struggle with nonsense words (mostly because they don't make sense and they want them to make sense). I'm not a big fan of the test, but the data also shows who can blend words and who knows their middle vowel sounds. You can use the word cards for a quick 30 second review at the beginning of guided reading. They can also be used in a center. Students can sort the real words and the nonsense words, and you can even use magnetic letter apps with the word cards.
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